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London Museum of Water & Steam

Closed Now: 11:00 - 16:00
Open today: 11:00 - 16:00
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Great place to better understand London's advances and the Industrial Revolution's imprint

The guide was extremely knowledgeable and explained the mechanical improvements as the city grew... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Great day out.

Even if you're not into the engineering they provide a fascinating history of how Victorian London... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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“beam engines”(18 reviews)
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The London Museum of Water & Steam at Kew Bridge was built in 1838 and is home to an internationally recognised collection of working steams engines that can be seen in operation every weekend. Come and discover the story of London's water supply...more
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Green Dragon Lane, Brentford, Ealing TW8 0EN, England
+44 20 8568 4757
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The guide was extremely knowledgeable and explained the mechanical improvements as the city grew and confronted epidemics all too frequently. One can visit the very installations built as part of Britain's Industrial Revolution and see the working conditions and machinery of the olden times.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even if you're not into the engineering they provide a fascinating history of how Victorian London looked after their water supply and sewage disposal.

Thank Longfieldmike
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A museum about water and steam would not be my first choice of places to visit, however we took our 2 grandchildren and they had a marvellous time. There were tunnels through which to crawl, directed water play in which you could control flow and...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2018

I went with a group of senior citizens as part of a group tour. The other tour there was a school group of 4/5 year olds. Both groups seemed to enjoy their different experiences. The volunteer showing us round was interesting and helpful. They have...More

Thank jvchandler52
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

My 3 yr old was a big fan. He played A LOT with the pumps and the water table outside. It was a very cool museum even though he was only interested in a few things. The yearly pass for a few more quid more...More

Thank remeriel
Reviewed 7 October 2018

WE went as a small group and were taken around by a tour guide who told us about the social history of London and how it came to install clean running water, as well as the inventors and engineers who made it all happen. The...More

Thank Julian J
Reviewed 3 October 2018

A nice museum, but I found the descriptions and explanatory signs to be of limited value. A large collection of very large machines for pumping water, but possibly not of great interest to someone outside the field of water. I preferred the Musical Museum up...More

Thank Lipadad
Reviewed 29 September 2018

On Friday 28th. September, 21 members of the Cosham (Portsmouth) branch of the NHSRF (National Health Service Retirement Fellowship) enjoyed a visit to the two museum at Kew Bridge in London: The Londom Museum of Water and Steam, and the Musical Museum. Members attending were...More

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Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Took my nephew aged 9 to see the exhibition. He loved playing with the steam machines and especially the ride on the steam train. The staff were great and there is a snack bar there

Thank Alandesmond
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Very friendly and knowledgeable staff, lots of interesting things to read and do for every age. My daughter loved the steam engine ride (great that this was included in the ticket price). Also the splash about area was a very kinesthetic way of leaning about...More

Thank Angus L
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Melinda H
25 February 2018|
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Response from Richard_A-Sandys | Reviewed this property |
I think it will definitely be good for an hour, possibly up to 2 for teen lads. There are lots of interesting things. Depends on whether they are willing to connect! There is engineering, disease control, a mini steam... More
3 January 2017|
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Response from pennyjenkins2017 | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry, our car park can take about 30 cars so can fill very quickly at weekends. On a Sunday you can park on the road directly outside the gate but the local wardens are very keen to ticket on other days... More
Kamila K
10 September 2016|
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Response from Strelitzia-1 | Reviewed this property |
Hello. I am sure your little one would enjoy many of the exhibits. The train is also a lovely activity for littlies. Enjoy